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What's New: Trade the TPP: Imagining a fair trade future

| June 3, 2016

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, speaking just a few blocks from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership 'the worst trade deal ever.' That's quite a statement, since there have been some pretty bad trade deals negotiated, including with Korea and the European Union. The TPP is a proposed new 'free trade' agreement involving 12 member nations: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States of America and Vietnam. Canada was late to the game, joining the TPP negotiations near their completion, which meant negotiating from a position of weakness with limited ability to shape the main features of the deal.



What's New: Explaining the Anthropocene

Ian Angus | June 3, 2016

Human activity has transformed the Earth, accelerating climate change in just a few decades. Author Ian Angus talks to Socialist Review about facing up to the new reality. Angus will be one of the keynote speakers at Socialism for the 21st century: Moving beyond capitalism, learning from global struggles being held in Sydney on May 13-15.



What's New: TTC riders protest low income pass delay

| June 2, 2016

Over 250 transit riders held a rally today at City Hall and then attended the TTC Commission meeting to protest City Hall’s failure to make the TTC more affordable to low income riders. We are so frustrated. We were protesting the City’s repeated delays to come up with a plan to give fare discounts to low income riders. In 2014, TTCriders and the Fair Fare Coalition convinced the city to come up with a plan to make the TTC more affordable to low income riders.



Bullet #1263: Strong Headwinds Are Making France a Stormy Sea

by Léon Crémieux | June 2, 2016

France has entered a new situation since the beginning of March. Previously it was dominated by the political polarization exerted by National Front and the parallel rise of the ‘national security’ climate following the terrorist attacks in January and November 2015. None of these elements has been cancelled out and you would have to be blind to think that all of that had been swept away by the present movement.



What's New: Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels

by Andrew Nikiforuk | June 1, 2016

On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines 'the smell of money.' But a new study in Nature has another name for the stench: air pollution and megacity volumes of it. In fact the tarsands, already the largest source of climate disrupting greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, have a new grim moniker: 'one of the largest sources of anthropogenic secondary organic aerosols in North America.'



What's New: More than 94,000 Ontarians Join in Grassroots Referendum to Stop Devastating Hospital Cuts

by OHC | June 1, 2016

From across Ontario representatives from dozens of communities facing devastating cuts to their community hospitals carted thousands of ballots to the Ontario Legislature. The votes – 93,840 of them as of last night – were cast in a province-wide voluntary 'referendum' on Saturday May 28 and in lead-in advance polls held in the last two weeks.



What's New: Social Protection: Agenda for a Life of Dignity for All in Southeast Asia amidst rising inequality

by Tina Ebro | June 1, 2016

The best way to tackle rising inequality in Asia-Pacific countries is to implement a social protection program that is comprehensive and universal, with decent work and quality essential services as its key components, a new study of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) reveals. Social protection should be transformative as well. It’s aims should go beyond providing short-term safety nets and rescuing people from poverty and vulnerability.



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May 14 - June 25, 2016
Trinity Square Video, 401 Richmond West, Toronto.



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Public Exposures: The Art-Activism of Condé + Beveridge (1976-2016)

The Art-Activism of Condé + Beveridge (1976-2016)
This multi-gallery survey spans the career of the political-art duo, from their rejection of the New York art scene in the 70s and move to Canada, where they've collaborated with unions, communities and artist-run centres, to a recent work about climate change and hockey. They originally adopted the staged-photo format to protect unionists who feared identification by management, but soon found the strategy allowed them to push their social justice message further. They've devoted their life's work to exploring the intersections of wage labour and creativity.

Exhibition runs May 14 – June 25, 2016
Opening Reception at Trinity Square Video (401 Richmond St W. Suite 121), Saturday May 14, 2-4 PM

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